The impact of parental involvement, parental support and family education on pupil achievements and adjustment: a literature review (2003)

What parents do with their children at home, through the age range, is much more significant than any other factor open to educational influence. 

If pupils are to maximise their potential from schooling, they need the full support of their parents. It is anticipated that parents should play a role not only in the promotion of their own children’s achievements, but more broadly in school improvement.

This review looks at current research and projects within the areas of parental involvement, support, and family education.


Desforges, Charles, and Alberto Abouchaar. 2003. The Impact of Parental Involvement, Parental Support and Family Education on Pupil Achievements and Adjustment: A Literature Review. DfES.